ERIC Number: ED226708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Computers and Telecommunications. A Survey of the Status, Characteristics and Implications of the Information Society. An Element of the Accreditation Self-Study at College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas.
Vaughan, Jerry L.
Prepared as part of the College of the Mainland's reaffirmation of accreditation, this report describes international interest in the information society concept, and defines an information society as the evolutionary outcome of the progressive development and decentralization of computing technology and communications technology. The technological ability to substitute electrical information as symbolic information for physical information and transmit the substituted symbols via electronic media is explained as the technological basis of such a society. A forecast of the status of the information society in the United States in the 1990's is presented, and computer-based systems that will affect educational curricula in the fields of mathematics and chemistry are identified. An explanation of the concept of information utilities is followed by discussions of the human resources dimension of effectively managed information utilities, and value trends and their societal implications in the information society. The references and bibliography include 13 items. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX.